Live Music

Live Music

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts live music throughout the year, including its regular Songwriter Sessions and Musician Spotlights and stylistically varied performances in its 800-seat CMA Theater. The Museum's unparalleled collection of historically and culturally unique resources includes classic and current country music film and TV performances and more, ranging from the 1920s to the present.

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Live Music
  • Outlaws and Armadillos: Country's Roaring 70's • Opening Concert

    This concert marks the opening weekend of the major exhibition "Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring '70s" in 2018 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The exhibit shines a light on an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas—one built on c...

  • Bill Anderson Co-Writers Round • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Bobby Tomberlin, Buddy Cannon, and Erin Enderlin share songs behind their co-writes with Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson in celebration of Anderson’s new exhibit, Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See. Performances include “Someday It Will All Make Sense,” “Nothing Was Better Than Yo...

  • Bobby Tomberlin, Buddy Cannon, and Erin Enderlin, 'Live at the Hall,' 2022

    Bobby Tomberlin, Buddy Cannon, and Erin Enderlin share songs and stories from their co-writes with Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson—in celebration of Anderson’s new exhibit, “Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See.” Performances include chart-toppers such as George Strait’s “Give It Aw...

  • Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, who collaborated with Kacey Musgraves to write and produce both her CMA-, ACM-, and Grammy-winning album “Golden Hour” and her 2021 album, “Star-Crossed,” perform and answer audience questions during this program.
    Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, thi...

  • Nicolle Galyon • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Singer-songwriter Nicolle Galyon takes questions from the audience, performs, and tells stories behind a selection of songs she’s written, including chart-toppers like Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic,” Kenny Chesney’s “All The Pretty Girls,” and Dan + Shay’s “Tequila.”
    Part of the Museum’s “Live at ...

  • BR549 and Guests in Concert • Honky Tonkin’: Twenty Years on Lower Broad

    BR549, Greg Garing, Paul Burch & the WPA Ball Club, and R.B. Morris celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a musical revival in the honky-tonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway with a concert in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.

    To begin the program, held on September 20, 201...

  • BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)

    During the feature-length BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)—filmed in 2020 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and produced in partnership with YouTube—some of country and roots music’s brightest stars render timeless songs using priceless instruments from the Museum's collection.

    Temporary Mu...

  • First Ladies of Bluegrass in Concert, 2019

    The First Ladies of Bluegrass—Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle—share the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater during this 2019 concert, a rare collective performance from the first women to win the International Bluegrass Music As...

  • CMT Next Women of Country 2019 • Concert and Conversation

    Members of CMT’s Next Women of Country—Hannah Ellis, Lainey Wilson, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, and Rachel Wammack—gather at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 7, 2019, to share stories and songs. CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram hosts.

    Hannah Ellis talks...

  • Dom Flemons • Musician Spotlight, 2018

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding Carolina Chocolate Drops member Dom Flemons—whose 2018 solo album, "Black Cowboys" earned a Grammy nomination and Blues Music Award—takes the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater for a Musician Spotlight.

    Over th...

  • The Nashville Cats in Concert

    Original Nashville Cats David Briggs, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Kenny Malone, Wayne Moss, and Norbert Putnam, led by Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, come back together for a 2015 concert celebrating an influential musical era and its two pivotal stars, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. T...

  • Lee Ann Womack • Songs and Interview, 2017

    In conversation with the Museum’s Peter Cooper, Lee Ann Womack talks about her album “The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone” (recorded at Houston’s legendary SugarHill studios, where Lightnin’ Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and many others recorded), and about songwriting, her East Texas ...

  • Jon Pardi • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Country singer Jon Pardi—whose self-penned hits include “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache on the Dance Floor”—shares live songs and answers audience questions during an intimate 2017 Songwriter Session at the Museum, presented in support of the exhibition “American Currents: The Music of 2016,” wh...

  • Frank Ray • ‘Live at the Hall,’ 2022

    Songwriter and recording artist Frank Ray shares songs and stories in this online episode of “Live at the Hall,” filmed April 23, 2022. The BBR Music Group Recording Artist’s singles include “Country’d Look Good on You,” “Streetlights,” and his 2018 song, “Tequila Mockingbird.” Having grown up in...

  • Bakersfield Sound • California Country Special Concert

    Presented in support of "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country," the special concert "Under Your Spell Again: The Sounds of Bakersfield” features veteran singers and songwriters who were active in the influential 1940s-1960s scene around Bakersfield, California,...

  • Del McCoury Band Plays 'Del and Woody' • Concert, 2016

    The Del McCoury Band performs songs from the 2016 album “Del and Woody”—built on original lyrics by Woody Guthrie, and melodies by McCoury—during a 2016 concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, presented during the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest conference.

    During the c...

  • Sam Phillips Tribute Concert • Boppin’ The Blues

    JD McPherson, the Planet Rockers, Margo Price, Webb Wilder, and others share the stage during the tribute concert “Boppin’ The Blues: A Celebration Of Sam Phillips,” held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to mark the closing of the exhibition “Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll: The Cosm...

  • Priscilla Renea • Songwriter Session, 2018

    Priscilla Renea performs songs she’s written for Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, and Kesha, among others, during this intimate Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, recorded on July 28, 2018.

    The set list includes “Somethin’ Bad” (...

  • Vincent Neil Emerson Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Vincent Neil Emerson performs his songs “Texas Moon” and “Debtor’s Blues,” along with a cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind,” for his “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during AmericanaFest on September 25, 2021.

    For his main “Live at the Ha...

  • Rissi Palmer Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer and accompanist Charles Newkirk perform songs from Palmer's deeply personal 2019 album, “Revival”: “Seeds,” written after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and “You Were Here,” written after Palmer suffered a miscarriage. Part of the Museum’s “Live ...

  • Erin Enderlin • Songwriter Session, 2020

    During a 2020 Songwriter Session, singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin—who's written songs for Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan, among others—performs live and reflects on the musical journey that brought her to Nashville.

    As a little girl, Arkansas native Enderlin saw Country Music Hall o...

  • DeFord Bailey Harmonica Salute • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Hosted by the Museum’s Adam Ollendorff, Carlos DeFord Bailey, grandson of DeFord Bailey; Ketch Secor, multi-instrumentalist and front man of the band Old Crow Medicine Show; and Jake Groves, harmonica player for Colter Wall and host of WXOX Louisville’s Faint of Harp Radio Hour, talk about the in...

  • Jenee Fleenor Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Jenee Fleenor performs the traditional American folk song “In the Pines,” popularized by “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, and the Buck Owens song “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me),” as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at the Hall” performance and interview ser...

  • Maddie & Tae • Words & Music at Home

    Madison Font and Taylor Kerr, also known as country music duo Maddie & Tae, join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off season two of "Words & Music at Home," a digital series designed to help aspiring songwriters of all ages learn the art and craft of writing songs.

    The ACM- and...